Las Vegas, January 26, 2023 – Laisar Management Group is among 26 certified diverse-owned businesses which recently completed the MGM Resorts Supplier Diversity Mentorship Program. These business leaders are part of a distinguished group of 67 diverse-owned business leaders who are now better positioned to compete in the global supply chain.
The MGM Resorts Supplier Diversity Mentorship Program
The MGM Resorts Supplier Diversity Mentorship Program at MGM National Harbor has provided minority and women-owned businesses with support from subject matter experts at MGM Resorts and its regional properties, as well as business resources that provide lasting benefits to each company and, by extension, to their communities and local economies.
Laisar was part of the 2022 cohort in which twenty-six certified diverse-owned businesses completed the MGM Resorts Supplier Diversity Mentorship Program. These business leaders are part of a distinguished group of sixty-seven diverse-owned business leaders who are now better positioned to compete in the global supply chain. The MGM Resorts Supplier Diversity Mentorship Program is an eight-month focused strategy course where certified diverse-owned business leaders are provided the opportunity and tools to enhance operational efficiencies, harness financial management, elevate leadership acumen and manage through change. The businesses accepted into the program are paired with MGM Resorts executive mentors for one-on-one engagement.
According to Florence Amate, “the mentorship program strengthened our operational processes and gave us the confidence to market our services and solutions to a broader audience.”
At the 2022 National Minority Supplier Diversity Council (NMSDC) Conference and Exchange in New Orleans, Florence Amate and her mentor, Kerry R. Watson, Jr., Regional Vice President, Government Affairs, MGM Resorts International, jointly presented on the power of storytelling to communicate socioeconomic impact and specifically how going beyond the data at MGM National Harbor shed light on the company’s efforts in Prince George’s County. This has led to increased understanding and appreciation for the socioeconomic impact that MGM has had on households, businesses, and the community at large.